Saturday, August 27, 2011

Middle age

Middle age = the period in a person’s life between youth and old age: ‘People who live this type of life are lucky if they reach middle age.’

Middle Ages = the period in European history from about 1100 to 1500 AD: ‘Life in the Middle Ages was very simple.’

The adjective is middle –aged (WITH -d): ‘They would prefer a middle-aged woman to a young girl for this post.’

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